State Fare Kitchen & Bar - Memorial

4.5
1450 Reviews
$30 and under
American
State Fare Kitchen & Bar is back and we are looking forward to providing every guest with an unforgettable dining experience through unmatched hospitality and the highest quality food and beverages. Located in the heart of Memorial City on Gessner Road, join us for lunch, dinner, and our famous weekend brunch.
Please know that we are following all the needed and regulated sanitizing precautions regarding Covid-19. Our number one priority is our guest and their safety. We ask that you share in our concern for each other and practice safety standards and social distancing when dining with us.

Thank you again for your support and we are eager to provide you with a great guest experience!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required

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Sun 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Thu 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 9:00PM
Fri 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 11:00PM

What 1450 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and reasonably proced

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fantasticfoodie
Houston
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service1ambience5

The reservation went we when we got there because our table was ready immediately. We ordered a cathead biscuit because we saw it at another table and I had a San Luis seafood platter. The biscuit was a tad dry and the seafood platter had 3 shrimp and a half of catfish for dinner. It was tasteless and lacked flavor. The onion rings were tasty and so were the hush puppies. My spouse had a fried chicken sandwich and it was tasteless as well.

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PJFoster
Houston
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best food and service! Our waiter was adorable, fun and made sure we had everything we needed! Love State Fare and look forward to our next visit!!

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vipBradB
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

You can always depend on State Fare for a solid dinner.

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vipDaniel
Houston
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was seriously awesome and the food delicious beyond words…. Fried Oreo desert to finish

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hear me out, hear me out.

Well, it was my second visit with State Fare-Memorial and my friends first… It started a little rocky with the switch-up on the waitress who passed us along to the lovely, Leslie but was still serving/waitressing for another 40mins following. By the time Leslie got to us with a sweet-welcoming personality my friends mind seem to have already been made up. Needless to say I tried to keep all neutral and comfortable (smh).
We ordered the frozen flights and I tried Rambler sparkling water for the first time. Let’s just say won’t be my last run in with it, as I’ve been a longtime fan of Topo Chico you just don’t want problems when visiting an establishment that is preparing your meal). Chef Hernandez was quite professional and accommodating but also followed up throughout our dining with warrant of satisfactory from my friend and the table overall. He even brought fresh fries for me when my friends newly ordered meal; as he noticed I was waiting to eat my food but snacking on my fries while her food was being prepped.
Conversation was exchanged with the Chef learning of his expertise and passion to make sure all is well when any course of meal, etc. leaves the kitchen… and the dining experience turned around for the better.

Shoutout to Leslie & Chef Hernandez for putting up with my friends shenanigans! I appreciate you both!

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vipFeedme
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is amazing! Food is great! I am from San Antonio and I will be back when I come back to Houston.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Junior was our server and he was nothing less than phenomenal!

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Drea
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good, a bit pricey for how much we were given but it was good.

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LetsEat
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Crab cakes are yummy! Dirty rice delicious! Onion rings side was HUGE. Dad liked the hamburger. Saw our neighbors getting huge delicious looking salad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service awesome food!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The waiter was so nice and attentive. The food was fresh and delicious. The lighting at our high top table was a little too bright for my liking, But the table was nice and spacious. My picky teen didn’t like what she ordered and they kindly allowed her to pick something else. My younger ones wanted to customize their order and it was accommodated. There was too much sugar in the Brussels sprouts and while it was delicious and we ordered two, it could have been just a little less to be healthier. Overall a really good option for local dining in memorial. Thank you!

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Stefan
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We arrived at State Fare Kitchen & Bar with no expectations but just for having some bar food. Unfortunately the restaurant was not really welcoming and it appeared as other people have already waited for some time to get seated. The staff wasn't really friendly and directed us to an outside seating are which we requested. Upon the question if we can get one of the 4 empty tables in the section the waitress told us that she can't seat us there because of some serving area definitions. Well... That was the start and with good service and nice food we would have been happy. Food-wise you can expect the standard / typical "bar food" with Appetizers, Burgers, ... which are totally OK - nothing special at the end. Our waitress was trying to make up for everything but the restaurant appeared to be either understaffed or forgetful about the outside seating are or everyone is just fairly lazy. Based on the waitress we have seen my opinion would be "understaffed". She tried her best and was absolutely kind which we appreciated. However it was impossible for her to keep up with the orders and provide a proper service timewise.
As bad as it sounds we can only recommend the restaurant for people who are neither hungry at the time they arrive nor mind seeing a server every 20 minutes.
Food wise the restaurant is OK and the price matched our expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere food was great

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upperechelonross515
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was nice food was immaculate

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Big servings!

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Jand
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good but not outstanding. Convenient free parking available in close-by garage structure. Annoying that the VALET spots are right in front of the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

I was excited about coming here I heard great things about it. Our sever was a nice but she took a long time to greet us and and long time to bring our drinks. We had two babies with us and it took over 30 minutes just to gets drinks on our table after we had sat down. Then the slow service continued through out the whole meal. Not that we were in a rush , but everything took forever it turned us away from ordering another drink. I probably won’t be back. Just order to-go!! The food was great

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AndyG
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was my first time here and honestly loved it. Portions were huge and the drinks were amazing. I got a bloody mary flight, a frozen flight and mimosas and looooved it! They were extremely busy so I feel like service was a little bit slow but I honestly didn’t mind because we were catching up with friends! will definitely be back again! keep up the good work guys :)

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good place, food is on point. Well recommend

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Tiff
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Brought my friend here for Sunday brunch. It was her first time but it’s one of my favorite places. Food and drinks were amazing as usual but service definitely wasn’t as good as I’m used to. Overall great experience though.

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SharonM
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was good but the place was very loud and hard to hear.

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layla
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food is alright. I was expecting super savory food but it was average. Tasted like ihop food which is definitely more affordable. Drinks look pretty but are average as well. Just a dolled up ihop with high prices

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Notakaren
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good as usual. Service less than stellar. Took forever for drinks to be delivered and waiter forgot one of them but I believe he may have not heard the order due to not actively listening. Gumbo was ordered by 2 in the party, waiter said he would bring a taste to ensure they liked it. This was never delivered and the gumbo was served at the same time as the entrees. All in all, not what it was on previous visits.

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TomekaB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lots of choices
Everything was fresh I will recommend this place

JB
vipJennB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

huge portions, really tasty, great value, friendly environment

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I became sick as soon as I made to my house.

RC
vipRayC
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were a tad bit disappointed in the host staff. We arrived early had sent a request and when we asked the front host her reply was less than friendly and her eye roll was especially appreciated

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were seated quickly once we arrived, however, it took almost 15 minutes before a waitperson came by to check on us and take our drink order. I ordered a rum punch or Mai Tai, whichever the bartender could make. It was good but came out in a short cocktail glass, which I’ve never seen before. The gumbo was good, with a lot of depth in flavor, though the Roux is probably too dark for most tastes. The turkey wings were smoked but were dry and lacked flavor. The sweet greens salad was good, but nothing special. The cornbread muffin was served in a mug which made for a good presentation but was very difficult to eat as once removed it just crumbled. The jalapeño butter was good but was cold and hard making it impossible to spread on the crumbling cornbread. Overall, Service was a bit on the slow side. The restaurant was only about 2/3 full, however it was extremely noisy. We were seated at a two top table. Adjoining tables were only about 3 feet to the left and right of us, a little close for these Covid times and impossible to have a private conversation, or really, any conversation at all. The Astros were on TV, but all of the TVs on the east side of the restaurant kept flipping in and out, Making it very difficult to watch the game. I’ve eaten here many times before, for both lunch and dinner. My two previous visits were both very good. But I have to say this was the worst visit I’ve had to date.

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DonnaR
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is very loud so I picked the wrong place to catch up with friends. Our waiter was great but they were short staffed.
Food was good. Selection was great

PF
PickyFoodie
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

HIGHLY recommend the jalapeno hush puppies! The pork chop was also delicious; however, the sauce that came with it was too sweet for my liking.

BM
vipBenzMom
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was okay- service was slow and uninspired.
This is a casual place to eat... fine if you want something a little better than Chili's
Nothing special, but no frills and decent food.

LM
LisaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful night out at Memorial State Fair Sunday night. Loved the flight of drinks and the Bacon deviled eggs! Three great choices from the restaurant week menu, for appetizers, entrees & desserts. Especially loved the large bread pudding. Regular menu has a large variety of burgers, and so much more.

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LauraF
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress I believe her name was Cedilla was so nice and very attentive.

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ashleyj
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Went for Houston Restaurant Weeks 2021 and ordered from that menu. Husband and I ordered the Deviled Eggs and Jalapeño Hush Puppies for our first course. We LOVED them! So good. We were so confused why reviews had said the food was flavorless!

Then… the second course came. We ordered the Chicken Fried Ribeye and HTX Hot Chicken. The breading on the CF Ribeye was okay… it was really only good with the gravy. The sides with the CF Ribeye were honestly forgettable. Like, I literally just had to think for a second about what I had with it. Bland mashed potatoes and green beans. I’m not sure what part of Houston the HTX Hot Chicken is based on, but I’m guessing the Neiman’s in the Galleria because that was the whitest, driest chicken I’ve ever had. No spice, nothing. So underwhelming. It came with cauliflower and diced potatoes, and the cauliflower was honestly the only good thing on that plate as it was covered in a cheese sauce.

For the third course we had the Fried Oreos and Bread Pudding, and those were fantastic.

Overall, it was kind of “meh”, but I honestly think we just have to find something on the entrée list we love. Places are popular for a reason, and State Fare was poppin. Will we go back anytime soon? Probably not, but I’m definitely glad we got to try it.

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SweetKiks
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed my visit and had a good lunch. Appreciate that we weren't rush and could enjoy a long lunch catching up with a friend.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience for myself and kids! Food was good as well as the service.

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State Fare Kitchen & Bar - Memorial is rated 4.5 stars by 1450 OpenTable diners.

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